A pungent relish made of fruits, spices, and herbs.
Chutney (चटनी in Hindi, Nepali and similar in other North Indian languages) refers to spiced East Indian-style relishes or pickles served as condiments.
In genuine Indian cuisine a chutney is usually a fresh salsa-like preparation, or sometimes a preparation cooked for prompt consumption. Fermented sour, spicy and often somewhat salty pickles are also served in this role but they are called अचार (transliterated achar or achaar). The chutney-achar distinction tends to be lost in Anglo-Indian cuisine where 'chutney' translates into less intensely spiced preserves that are seldom sour but often highly sweetened.